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New Pensions for Life don’t live up to campaign promises made to veterans

The basic idea of consultations is not that hard to understand, yet despite the simplicity, government after government fails to engage in consultation on a number of important fronts.  We see the consequences of this type of failure most often … Continue reading

Red Pepper Jelly

Recipe Red Pepper Jelly is a favourite in our family; all 3 of my kids love it and request it at family gatherings. We serve it with, or over a brick of cream cheese with crackers or topped on slices … Continue reading

Sure-Fire Signs Your Nun Has A Gambling Problem

True or false? President Donald Trump shut down the United States government after claiming on camera that he would take full responsibility for shutting down the government and is now blaming the Democrats for shutting down the government. A man … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Recipe A super easy, super delicious soup that the whole family will love! It’s loaded with tender chicken, fresh veggies, hearty pasta and herbs and lemon for flavor. Throw everything in a crockpot and let it simmer all day, adding … Continue reading

Attention All Dogs: “No Talking!”

Did you know that there are a significant number of people in this world being paid to pick your dog’s brain? With so many therapists, telepathists and communicators claiming your pet is talking to you, it’s entirely possible that many … Continue reading

Fire, Floods, And Icebergs — The Earth Is The New Titanic

Sir David Attenborough, the most experienced environmentalist and caring naturalist on the planet opened the recent 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland last month with: “The collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the … Continue reading

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls AKA CRACK Bread

Recipe Thank you to Becky for sharing this recipe with Nicky who shared it with me. The holiday celebrations have come to an end but parties and celebrations will continue throughout the year and this is a great appetizer to … Continue reading

“I Got Holes In My Head And They Won’t Go!”

There were more people falling down holes last week than moles. In China 149 miners survived that country’s latest coal mine disaster but 32 did not. Near Whiteville, West Virginia Cody Beverly lead two friends down into the abandoned Elk … Continue reading

Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

Recipe This is a great recipe for holiday entertaining. You can substitute the pepperoni and mozzarella with bacon and cheddar cheese and also make these for breakfast. Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza Puffs • 3/4 cup flour • 3/4 tsp baking … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181221

Lately, to say that there is never a dull moment in Queen’s Park would by no means an understatement. To be sure, Kathleen Wynne definitely kept the all of the parties on their toes but truly Doug Ford’s wave of … Continue reading